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Family Guy

Steve wanted me to review Family Guy.  This kind of reminds me of that time I caught Barbra Bush double dipping her chip.

Ever since that South Park episode where they totally destroyed Family Guy and exposed their formula, it haven’t been able to enjoy it the same way.  

The more I think about it, the more I don’t like Family Guy.  I like it because it is funny, I don’t like it because I usually hear about how funny it is all the time and I usually have to endure people quoting it or talking about it before I even get to see the episode they’re talking about.  If I really cared, I’d watch it, but I don’t.  I used to.  But I have never recorded it to watch later, it’s always been the case that I’d watch it if it was on.

South Park, I recorded the hell out of that.  And The Venture Brothers and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.  Never Family Guy.

Family Guy is funny, don’t get me wrong.  They do a lot of great pauses that induce a good laugh or two.  They also do a lot of great gags that go on and on until you’ve LOLed and then gotten tired of it only to LOL again.  Truly, they have defined “LOLercoaster.”

Maybe I just don’t have time for it.

This is a horrible review.  I’m sorry everyone.  I just really don’t care.  I’m only posting it because I’ve written this much and don’t want to think of it as a waste of time.  Sorry!  And thanks for reading!

Here’s something for sticking it out:


Modern Family

It's like three sitcoms in one sitcom!

My girlfriend and her brother love this Modern Family show and I don’t.  The only thing I really like about it is that Ed O’Neal is in it.  Everything else is very…C-, if you know what I mean.  The writing is kind of lame.  I hate how every episode seems to end in a Saturday Afternoon Special kind of moral, and I really REALLY hate how they ripped off The Office.
They do that thing that The Office does where they interview the characters.  I know the the highest form of flattery is imitation, but this is a little much.  If a new cartoon with yellow people in it came out 5 years after The Simpsons, I think people would have been shouting “RIP OFF!”  And this is seriously no different.
Another thing that really turns me off from the show is that it attempts to rip off a bunch of other novelties, so much so that the show feels like a giant collage of other shows and movies.  The flamboyant gay couple, the older husband/younger wife, the goofy father stricter mother, the teenager and her angst.  I wouldn’t be shocked if next season they add an alien character that they need to hide from the government.
So, I guess if you don’t have time to watch 5 sitcoms a week, you can watch this one.  It’s like sitcom potpourri.  Only, it sucks.
D.  It’s not creative at all, but people seem to like it.  But then again, I’veseen Soilent Green and I know better than to trust other people’s tastes.